Harare – Prophet Walter Magaya used raunchy dancer Beverly Sibanda’s alleged repentance in his PHD church to bolster his ‘media presence’ according to Happaz Mapimhidze, who manages the Sexy Angels dance group leader.
Speaking to the weekly Zimbabwe Standard newspaper Mapimhidze said he has decided to come out in the open because he feels he is cheating God since there is no sincerity in the alleged repentance.
“We had attended a PHD service in December but had almost forgotten about it as we have always sought assistance from different prophets. We went to the service and Magaya suggested to Bev that she change her line of business while promising her a container of clothing from China,” he said.
“It so happened that while we were at the church that first time, a journalist friend called me and I told him we were at PHD with Bev only to see a story in the paper a few days later that we had been to the church,” he told the paper.
“Knowing the nature of Bev’s job, it was sensational that she had been seen in church and I think Magaya then took advantage of that to bolster his media presence.”
“What worries me is that all the other girls that you guys report to have been funded by the church got nothing. Bev was said to be getting a container of clothes from Dubai but she only got money to get wares from Tanzania and South Africa,” said Mapimhidze.
“It is worrying that we used to live a life we could afford but now we have to kneel to the prophet begging for money. We want our lives back. All the other girls are starving and as the person that created and moulded the Sexy Angels brand I have to make sure it does not haunt me. I also need to survive.”
According to Mapimhidze Bev has so far benefited in excess of US$10 000 from the church including rentals, welfare, school fees for her child and the shop whose rentals have been paid for three months.
“I am sure the figure now reaches US$10 000 with three months having been paid up on the shop rentals with a year’s lease,” said Mapimhidze.
Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries spokesperson Oscar Pambuka dismissed the claims.
“Who is Happaz (Mapimhidze)? Happaz was Bev’s manager before she repented and like I said this week (last week) we are not a bank. Happaz came to church expecting money and has realised there is no money because we are not a bank.
“Of all 90 000 congregants, why should we be worried about Happaz? No individual is bigger than the church, even the prophet himself. His issues are minute and we are no longer going to entertain his stories as we have bigger issues to deal with,” Pambuka said.